Though I’ve taken the sacrament more times than I can count, lately it’s taken on new meaning for me. It’s become anything but routine.
What has Relief Society meant for me? It has meant a never-ending wealth of assistance from heaven and from earth that has helped me begin to prepare for the blessings of eternal life.
Our offerings on the Sabbath, especially when we’re on vacation, might look different depending on where we are in our journey to become more like God.
My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”
I’ve come to see the gospel as much, much more than “outward” commandments. I’ve grown to trust and love the inward ones as well.
I’m not the dad you see on TV. The majority of dads are infinitely more nuanced than the two-dimensional cardboard cutouts we are depicted to be. So, then, who are we?
No matter the state of our family relationships, we can always strive to create love at home—to do the small and simple things to nurture our relationships with the people who matter most to us.
Have you ever felt ordinary, maybe even less than average? Know that your Heavenly Father will provide all that you need to become “extra”-ordinary as a child of God.
In the middle of all the motherhood monotony, I realized that even though I loved my life, I no longer loved myself in my life. I had given all of myself to my family and had forgotten who I was. Six things soon helped me put my life back into balance and ultimately helped me find me again.
I have found it helpful to think of my Sabbath day worship as filling a lamp—one that needs oil to burn, like in the parable of the ten virgins. Drops of holiness—small, simple things that fuel the flame of my faith in Jesus Christ.
Women are called to be glue. We are the bonds of unity and kindness. This unity, this bonding, this glue is the ingredient of conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ that is in our most basic doctrines.
Choosing faith isn't a one-time choice–it's a practice. A few principles from the scriptures have helped me in my practice of choosing to act in faith instead of taking counsel from my fears.
Watching your child deal with anxiety or depression can be difficult. Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, and Heather Nelson, a licensed clinical social worker, share their thoughts on helping children overcome these challenges.
Overcoming fear requires a divine power, and we gain that power as we choose to act first in faith.
When two of my daughters decided to leave the Church, I felt like somehow I had failed as a parent. In my conversations with other parents who are in similar situations, I discovered that the sentiment of failure is not uncommon. But parents don’t need to carry this burden.
Teaching our children how to recognize the Spirit is one of the greatest gospel skills we can teach them. It’s through this skill that they’ll be able to receive answers to their prayers, build their testimonies, and be led to “the truth of all things.”
When I am struggling the most, I sometimes get a different answer than I hoped for. It’s an answer that is hard to “listen” to because it doesn’t always feel like an answer. It is when the answer is peace.
A variety of things make general conference great. What makes conference life changing is the ability to hear God’s messages for you through the gift of the Holy Ghost all year.
President Monson spoke of five critical things that will help protect us from the evil so prevalent in the world today.
I have discovered that “Love one another as I have loved you” really means what it says: love everyone, even those among your family and friends who may make choices different than you would.
Being a parent today is tough. Often, the solutions to our unique challenges are found in the “ultimate self-help guide” that’s right in front of us—the gospel of Jesus Christ.
For many it is a leap of faith just to go to church on Sunday. Can we understand why it is so important that members of the Church reach out to others in loving kindness?
We can be more confident, happy, and content human beings if we are willing to shed our less important identities and place our divine origins at the very forefront of our self-perception.
Choose to be one of His true disciples now. Be one who truly loves Him, who truly wants to serve and lead as He did.
The tension between the Sabbath and work keeps me on my spiritual toes, vigilant to remember God’s holy day and to make time for mental rest and spiritual growth no matter the circumstance.
For a lot of my life, I’ve wondered if I was messing up God’s plan for me.
Together we can make this world a kinder, better place. Here's how.
On a day where we have the opportunity to restart, recharge, and recommit, the love of a Father in Heaven has to be at the heart of such a gift.
In this increasingly divided world in which we live, differences will persist. But as followers of Jesus Christ, we need to love, reserve judgment, and forgive.
There’s no wrong or right way to keep a Sunday journal. But here are a few ideas to get you started.
Nobody’s perfect, but everybody can be better.
The most important priority of our family councils is facilitating open and candid conversation in order to solve each other’s problems.
As you work hard to reach your goals, not just in January but all year long, remember that the gospel is the ultimate self-improvement plan and a sure path to your best you.
In an increasingly dark world, we can be a bright light to those around us and a shining example of Christlike love.
How do you move past living “What if?” to live “What is” and to find joy in it?
If we all do the “love one another” thing a little better, we’ll all help each other remember that in God’s Church and in His everlasting love, there is always a place for you.
I believe God cares about what we do with our lives. I believe He wants to help us. But what I learned through my experience is that He expects us to act. He expects us to do something about our dreams.
Through opposition in all things, I had direct experiences that brought me closer to God.
How can we ever hope to “always remember” when it’s so easy to forget?
What two fellow Christians and a rabbi have taught me about God.
In a new video series, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland explains why we need the blessings of the Sabbath day more than ever.
When God let my life crumble, it wasn’t because He didn’t love me. He let my life crumble because He wanted me back. He wanted to teach me. He wanted to change me.
Five of the things President Monson invited us to do at the October 2016 general conference to help us be better and to come closer to God.
In the words of one faith leader, “There is no need to want someone else’s blessing. We each have our own.”
Where do I fit in? Is God’s plan of happiness possible for me?
God sees each of us as His children no matter where we live.
Being broken is a gift, because when we are broken, we recognize the need for a Savior to make us whole.
When we change, when we correct, when we live with true charity, that’s when God can work His miracles.
How are we supposed to push on when the heaviness of the world seems to intensify every day?
I love checklists. But when it comes to living the gospel, it might be time to chuck that Church checklist of mine.